Saturday, January 29th 2022, location will be Square Lake, Stillwater Township Minnesota

With over 50 Ice divers expected this is the largest Ice Diving event in the U.S.

Main Sponsor:  MidWest School of Diving

Revenue from event will be donated to our two 501c3 charities.

Veteran Scuba (501c3) charity supporting disabled veterans and scuba diving

  • Midwest Underwater Recovery (501c3 charity, group of 6 Fire Department Dive Teams), one of the departments is fully formed the other 5 are still purchasing equipment and getting certified as a PSD Team.
  • Divers going for their Ice certification will have a classroom requirement on Friday evening the 28th of January at the AmericInn in White Bear Lkae, MN
  • Divers who are already certified will have an orientation at MidWest School of Diving on Friday evening at 6pm.

5-7 holes being cut; 3 for Ice Diving Certifications, the rest for certified ice divers. Instructors or certified assistants will be at every hole. 

2 bonfires on ice for warming attendees.

Our 2 charities will be offering, Chili, Wild Rice Soup, Hot Dogs, Coffee. Hot Chocolate and coffee.

Each hole will have a dedicated warming tent and hot water.

Silent auction of scuba gear, sporting goods and sport memorabilia. 

As of January 1st, we have divers coming in from 16 states for the Ice Diving Festival:

  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Michigan

Manufacturer representatives attending:

Oceanic and Hollis

  • Ocean Technology Systems (OTS)
  • Henderson
  • Sealife Cameras
  • Rip Tide (Deep Blue Computers, LeFeet, SharkBanz, Victory and Time Concepts watches)
  • SeaLife Cameras
  • Light and Motion
  • Osprey
    • Great Lkaes Charters attending Ice Festival:
    • Sol Mates – Lake Superior Dive Charter
    • Ship Wreck Adventures – Lake Superior-Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Dive Charters
  • Manufacturers unable to attend but supporting event.
    • Sea Pearls
    • Sea Soft
    • Indigo
    • USIA

Every participant will receive a commemorative 2022 Ice Diving Festival t shirt.


Great Dive Shop!

Great Dive Shop, the instructor went out of his way to explain things and he was super patient. My husband has been trying to get me Scuba certified for years and I kept putting it off, but now that I am certified, I really wish I had done it sooner. The process was a lot easier than i thought it would be, and the teacher walked us through everything in a way that was really easy to understand. after I got my certification, my husband and I decided to sign up our two kids (14, 17) and now our whole family is certified.  I would say this place is family friendly and a great place to take classes and buy equipment.

- Bertha, St. Paul, MN


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